Since there are many people in New Jersey in the private sector who had to go to work, we offering the following advice for the dicey ride home
- Regardless of current rain conditions, travel much slower than normal to avoid losing control when you drive into ponding and standing water that is already on every roadway
- Never drive through standing water, even if you think your vehicle can clear the depth. You could stall and block road access for emergency workers
- Expect that flash flooding can turn a stream under a roadway into a river capable of washing vehicles right off the road. One woman lost her life during Irene when her car was swept over the guidrails into a flooded forest in Cumberland County.
- If you don’t have to be on the road, stay home. This is no time to venture out for sightseeing.